Making the Grade Podcast

Aspiring to Lead: a Conversation with Training & Development Specialist, Josh

February 07, 2024 Season 2 Episode 23
Making the Grade Podcast
Aspiring to Lead: a Conversation with Training & Development Specialist, Josh
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S2 EP 023 | Aspiring to Lead: a Conversation with Training & Development Specialist, Josh

In this next episode of Making the Grade, Christine & Georgia are joined by Josh, the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manager of the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and coach. Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter. 

Josh opens up about his experiences as a student, and his reason for returning to the classroom is “he wanted to go into education to make school a place where kids wanted to be”, & if you listen to the description of his art room - it sounds like he has succeeded! He doesn’t remember school being a happy place sharing, “I was told to sit down and shut up all day." Despite facing obstacles, he found himself back in the classroom & advocating for a better future for the next generation. 

Reflecting on his career, Josh emphasizes the knack for reinventing himself at every crossroad. From struggling as a student to becoming a leader in education, he demonstrates his ability “to take lemons & make lemonade”. At every difficult decision he has faced, he seems to always choose passion and that has served him well.

Currently, Josh continues to make a difference in education as a Training Development Specialist for Teach Better. His dedication to improving teaching practices and empowering educators shines through in his work as a podcaster, author & training & development specialist through the network.

This episode covers different roles in education, leading with intention, & an overview of the Teach Better community. Tune in to gain valuable insights and perspectives on reinventing yourself for the better! 


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